Easy no bake granola bars

I can across a recipe on pinterest (of course!) for some yummy looking granola bars! We buy quite a few boxes each week of granola bars and at $2 or more a week I was looking at a way to cut some costs. I found this great recipe at laurens latest. I quickly whipped up a batch as follows:

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats {not rolled oats!}
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

I started by Mixing all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, except the chocolate chips


Then I got to work cooking up the butter, honey, and brown sugar. Once it all melts up, cook for 2 minutes at a rolling bowl. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


Next you mix the hot liquid with your dry ingredients. It’s a bit sticky but you’ll get it all mixed in. Then, once it’s mixed pour it into a pan with an edge and press it all down. I tend to just use half of the pan and smoosh and push until they look about right. I then add the chocolate chips on top and press them in too.
Let it sit for a couple hours to set and then you can cut them into bars.


I usually get 14 bars out of a batch for pennies really, so it’s a good savings tool too. Also, I control the quality of the ingredients as well.

I hope you get to your kitchen and whip up a batch of these bad boys. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Share what you think when you get done making these!

Some of the blogs I link to are:









8 thoughts on “Easy no bake granola bars

  1. Wow! I’m definitely making these! I found you through the Inspire Me Monday link up. Check out what I’m thankful to God for with lots of pictures and a few quotes (great for Pinterest).

    Tina – American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa

  2. These look really good and you don’t even have to bake them…wonderful!
    Thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday. I hope to see you tomorrow night.

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